Item description for Logical Self-Defense (Key Titles in Rhetoric, Argumentation, and Debates Series) by Ralph H. Johnson & J. Anthony Blair...
Logical Self-Defense offers step-by-step guidelines for identifying and analyzing arguments. It outlines a theory of good argument to use for purposes of evaluating and constructing arguments. It contains guidelines for constructing arguments and for preparing and writing essays or briefs. Special methods for interpreting and assessing longer arguments are provided. It gives guidelines to help filter out the more reliable information from newspapers and television news.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75" Weight: 1.02 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2006
Publisher International Debate Education Association
ISBN 1932716181 ISBN13 9781932716184
Availability 12 units. Availability accurate as of Jan 17, 2017 03:08.
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Over many years, this book continues to impress Jul 14, 1999
In the early 80's, I took an Informal Logic course as part of my Computer Science training. This book was the text. Over the years, I continually look back to the concepts that I learnt and the way this book presented them. It is within my top 10 list of books that have "changed my life" in that it gave me tools that have never become dated and continue to serve me well. In my present work, we always look at how we can assist people in developing the ability to think critically and "for themselves" -- this book is a must read to that end.